Category Archives: reptiles

Readers’ (and proprietor’s) wildlife photos

The photo tank is running a bit low, so I implore you to send me good wildlife photos (and don’t forget the ID and Latin binomial).  Today’s contribution is from reader John Crisp, who shows a lovely chameleon but asks readers to identify the species, as he doesn’t know it. His brief notes are indented. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your wildlife photos, as the tank is draining and not being replenished very often. Today we have photos from a regular, Mark Sturtevant, whose words are indented: These are more pictures of mostly insects from 2018. Clicken to embiggen if you want. Late in the summer and well into the fall in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two contributors today. First, reader Martin Heller has several photos from the South Pacific. His notes (as with everyone’s) are indented: Here are three pictures from my last stay in Bali (Jan-Mar 2020). Preying mantis with prey, species unknown. The plant is a Giant Milkweed, Calotropis gigantea. Colorful things growing on a stone in […]

Correspondent Wildlife Photos

by Greg Mayer A correspondent who visited Hawaii in December, 2019, sends in the following from Haleiwa, on the north shore of Oahu. I believe these are from Waimea Valley, where there is a botanical garden. First up is a Hawaiian Gallinule, Gallinula galeata sandvicensis. This is an endemic subspecies of a widespread species. On […]

Here’s the copperhead!

Did you spot it? (Original tweet below.). It wasn’t that easy! It is a very cryptic snake. Here’s the reveal: Original tweet:

Spot the copperhead snake!

Here’s a tweet that Matthew found; the tweeter, Brutum Fulmen, asks you to spot the copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix). This is one of America’s venomous snake. I’ll put the picture from @BrutumF’s tweet below the original tweet. Can you spot it? I rate this one “pretty hard”. Answer at 11 a.m. Chicago time.

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have part 2 of physicist/origami master Robert Lang‘s series of photos from his California studio (part 1 is here). Robert’s notes and IDs are indented. Continuing my series of photos shot over the last year from my studio in Altadena, California, on the edge of the Angeles National Forest. A Western Fence Lizard […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

We have two contributions today from regulars: a video from Tara Tanaka (her Vimeo site here and Flickr site here) and one photo (with scientific analysis) from evolutionary ornithologist Bruce Lyon.  First the video from Tara, with her caption: Last August a Wood Stork that had hatched here two months before took what was probably […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your wildlife photos (if you did already, I almost certainly have them in the queue). Today’s batch comes from Tony Eales in Australia, who sent a diverse batch of insects, spiders, plants, fungi, and reptiles. Tony’s notes and IDs are indented. This was sent February 17. We’ve had buckets of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today I’m putting together a few odds and ends from readers who sent in only one or a couple of photos. Their captions are indented: First, from Garry VanGelderen: I was sitting on my back deck this afternoon, March 7, in beautiful sunshine and warmish at 2°C when a male pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) showed […]